Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1 

Every teacher dreads hearing feedback that their classroom instruction is boring. As an educator, how can you get to the root of what causes boredom in your students? In this one-hour course by Gifted Guru, Lisa Van Gemert analyzes the contributing factors that lead to boredom and proven methods to overcome and prevent it from occurring in the first place.

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Boredom is an intriguing and complex topic to study. Understanding it better will help you engage students in meaningful ways and overcome the mental block that boredom can cause. Lisa Van Gemert, M.Ed. dives deep into the underlying causes of boredom as she explains how to understand and remedy it in the classroom during this recorded virtual live event.

While this course is beneficial on its own, it is intended as a follow-up session to Beyond Boredom: Understanding and Conquering the “B” Word, which is available in our course library.

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • The definition of boredom
  • Causes and contributing factors of boredom
  • How to distinguish between boredom and other emotions
  • How to encourage self-regulation skills
  • Effective methods and strategies for overcoming and preventing boredom

Presenter Bio

Lisa Van Gemert shares best practices in education with audiences around the world using a combination of neuropsychology, pedagogy, experience, humor, technology and sheer fun. She is an expert consult to television shows including Lifetime’s “Child Genius,” and a writer of award-winning lesson plans, as well as numerous published articles on social psychology and pedagogy and the book, Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. A former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her website giftedguru.com and is co-founder with Ian Byrd of the Gifted Guild, a professional community for educators of the gifted. Lisa and her husband Steve are the parents of three sons and live in Arlington, Texas. 

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17 reviews for Going Deeper with Beyond Boredom

  1. Christy – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    There was a bit too much “rabbit chasing”

  2. Grizelda – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)


  3. Gabriela – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Great tips and tools to help reduce boredom in the classroom.

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